Our Excellent Team

Staff and Management Advisory Board

Michael Levene, President

Michael previously worked as both an Accountant and IT Consultant for major IT focused companies, including Compuware and Unisys, and more recently has consulted for some of the world’s largest airlines, formulating solutions to complex Supply Chain Management issues. He is an avid Table Tennis player, and he has represented England Universities and Great Britain in World Maccabiah Games, and also played in the UK British League for Ellenborough in Enfield. Michael relocated from St. Albans in England to the United States in 2003, where he became a USATT Regionally Certified Coach. Michael is also a Certified Referee and Club Umpire. Additionally, he founded Smash Table Tennis, based in Herndon, VA, and grew that club to become the largest in the state. 

Michael has Bachelors' degree in Econometrics and Social Statistics, and a Master's degree in Business Administration.

Dr. Mike Babuin, High Performance Director & Management Advisory Board Member

Dr. Mike Babuin serves Triangle as High Performance Director and is responsible for identifying and tracking progress of elite training opportunities for (primarily) mini-cadet, cadet and junior athletes at the Center. Mike will work closely and coordinate with the Triangle Coaching Team to help nurture and promote viable opportunities that can benefit deserving young athletes who show skilled and talented promise. These opportunities may include International, National, Regional, or, local opportunities in Morrisville at Triangles National Center of Excellence. Mike was responsible for arranging for a very special elite athlete visit from the Chinese National Team in 2014. As part of his duties, he will pursue arranging for additional elite training opportunities for Triangles developing athletes moving forward in coming months and years. Finally, Mike will seek sponsorship opportunities for developing athletes who demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment, skill, and talent in the pursuit of elite excellence – both on and off the court. Additional details of Dr. Babuin’s table tennis experience are found on the Triangle website under the Advisory Board listing.

Diana Gee, Management Advisory Board Member

Diana represented the United States as a table tennis athlete in two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992). She is also a nine-time National Women’s Double Champion and five-time National Mixed Doubles Champion. Diana was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1985 through 1992, was honored as the USA Table Tennis Sportswoman and Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1985, and was the 1990 National Collegiate Singles and Mixed Doubles Champion. She was inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. In addition to being an elite athlete, Diana has continued to give back to her sport and the Olympic Movement. She has represented the U.S. at the International Olympic Academy, worked for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, served as Athlete Liaison for the 1997 U.S. Summer World University Games Delegation, and was an athlete representative for the USOC’s Athlete Advisory Council from 1998-2000. In 2008, she acted as a U.S. Olympic Ambassador for athletes competing in the Olympics in Beijing.   In 2012, Diana volunteered at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Cary, NC, and she continues to do some part time coaching.

Member Advisory Board

This committee meets 3-4 times per year. The purpose of the committee is to allow the members through representation to present us with any issues, concerns, suggestions, rules changes for club or just simply keep in touch. We may not act on every issue but we will listen to what the members have to say and take this into account.The board is also empowered to consider & make recommendations in event we have to deal with disruptive members. We hope that we never have to cross that bridge.

The board currently consists of Dr. Mike Babuin, Diana Gee, Bill Warren, Vicky Na, Jim McQueen and Tony Ma. Mike’s and Diana’s bios are listed above.

Bill Warren

William L. (Bill) Warren worked in the regulation of the construction and operation of health care facilities in North Carolina for the last 26 years of his career. Mr. Warren has been a Table Tennis player since 1963 and is a strong advocate to promote the growth of the sport both locally and nationally to improve the mind, body, and soul of those persons that either already play the sport or potentially will adopt the sport as their lifetime activity. He retired as Medical Facilities Construction Chief of the Construction Section, Division of Health Service Regulation, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in 2010. Mr. Warren was responsible for the review of plans and specifications for new construction or renovations/additions with a staff of approximately 50 Architects and Engineers, to perform plan review and inspections of the following facility types: hospitals, hospital based outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, adult and family care homes, hospice residential care facilities, state owned mental health facilities, mental health psychiatric hospitals, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/ID), and mental health institutional and residential facilities, women health service centers, child care centers and county and municipal jails. At the request of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Service Division of Social Services (DSS), the Construction Section also reviews plans for the construction and remodeling of children’s foster care camps, residential child-care facilities and residential maternity homes licensed by DSS. Mr. Warren was with the Construction Section as Building Systems Engineer (1984-1988), Assistant Chief (1998-1991) and in December of 1991, he assumed the position of Chief of the Construction Section (1991-2010). Mr. Warren has a B.S. degree in Engineering Operations from North Carolina State University and is experienced in the areas of Electrical, Mechanical, Building Systems and Maintenance engineering. As a member of the Member Advisory Board, he believes that one of our goals and duties is to promote and support the development of promising players that show a high level of talent and commitment to excel in the sport of Table Tennis as well as the overall growth and sustainability of our table tennis center.

Vicky Na

As the parent of a promising junior, Vicky represents parents of younger players in the club.

Jim McQueen

Influential table tennis player, organizer and personality. Elected to USA Table Tennis hall of fame. More to follow.

Tony Ma

One of the top players in the club, representing elite players.